Marguerite Higgins Hall, the wife of Lieutenant General William Hall, United States Air Force, she was born in 1920.
She was an award winning foreign correspondent who covered many wars,including Korea and Vietnam.
She died in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 1966 of a disease which she apparently contracted while in Vietnam. She is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Marguerite Higgins was a daring reporter and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer for war correspondence. When the United States became involved in Vietnam, she used her position as a famous war correspondent to speak out against it. She wrote newspaper articles, editorial columns, and a book, Our Vietnam Nightmare, telling the people why America should not be involved.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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